Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
This is one of my favorite holiday cards because I love the patterned papers and die cut horse and sleigh on the snowy grounds. Both are retired Stamping' Up! items, but they made a great card. And a lot of people at vending fairs appreciated the sentiment -- which surprised me.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Here's a few Christmas cards that I made with Project Life's December 2016 card set from Stamping' Up! I love that I had coordinating card stock in the same colors - and love the pop of color on the two. I added some circuit cut snowflakes and rhinestone centers.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Here's my simple retro Christmas card - using retired Stamping' Up! stamp and patterned paper. I love the sentiment style and how it goes with the patterned paper. It reminds me of my grandmother's house during the holidays - warm and cozy, making me nostalgic for bygone Christmases.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I revised my Nugget Tins bows with belly bands. I have to admit, this neat, clean look sold better. The old bows became disheveled as I went from fair to fair, even with the wire too. These sold nicely and I have a few remaining ones to give as token Holiday gifts. I made them with retired holiday DSP and used the Tin of Tags coordinating stamp set -- and stamped them onto circles made with the circle framelits. The die cut on the above tin is made with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.
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Monday, December 19, 2016
Heres a few Santa's reindeer and holiday treats for the kids-- as simple as they were, they were my biggest sellers in all of the vending events that I participated in.
The Magic Reindeer Food tubes received lots of "ohh, how cute" -- and many people shared their sweet memories with sprinkling it down on the snow on Christmas Eve - and wanted to continue the tradition, even with their grandchildren. The deer die cut is really a moose, but with the goggle eyes, looks more like a deer, don't you agree? Next year, they get red noses!
The M& Ms treats, in hindsight, should have matched the M&Ms better -- but they were still a hit for stocking stuffers. Not much else to say except that filling the 1x8 cello bags was very time consuming. So much so, since Stamping' Up! is not longer carrying these bags, I will not make them again. I will make equally cute stocking stuffers for next year...Just have to figure out what.
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Now this one is for the adults. Here's a few Dove chocolates packaged in 2x8 cello bags -- caramel, milk and dark chocolate. Not a big seller at the Holiday fairs, but those who love Dove, bought them.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
I made a few die cut Fry Boxes filled with Lindt chocolates for selling at craft and Christmas vending fairs this year. I used some retired double-sided Christmas-themed DSP for the base and used the retired poinsettia punch for the flowers. The punch cuts two sizes of petals - with both ends coming to a point. It takes lots of layering to get a full flower -- and I used Mono glue to attach. Yes, this project took a lot of time. Like hours. Only a fellow crafter, like you, could understand. I used the new circle dies, the Layering Circle Framelits Dies for the layered circles and the Box of Tags coordinating stamp set for Joy to the World sentiment: Tin Of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set. I really love the clean lines and script fonts in that set.
Thanks for taking a look!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Here's some Altered Christmas Post-Its, using retired Stamping' Up! DSP (designer series paper). Finding the measurements is always so hard to find, so here they are:
Cut Card Stock 3 1/4 x 7 3/8.
Score 3 1/8; 3 1/2; 3 7/8.
I found that Tombow Multi-glue is the best for this project. The tape strips don't seem to hold things down. I recommend SU card stock because it is study enough to handle the post its and pen -- with nice, sharp scoring.
How to actually make these? I have found a few tube videos the help. But basically, you are scoring the paper, making a sturdy mini pen holder by flatting one edge, which I glue down, and snipping the side of one to be the base of the pen holder. I realize my directions may not be the best, so in the future I will do a how-to video.
I packaged them in 4 1/4 x 6 cello bags, folding over the top. Then I stapled the bag and topper together, covering the staple with a punched snowflake, and adding a rhinestone to the centers.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
At every craft fair, Santa Wrapper Hershey Bars are a hit -- and here's to hoping that they sell well again! And if there are leftovers, friends and family are interested in buying them for small holiday gifts, like for the mailman and they will add a card and tip. And I have teachers on my list who are getting these too. I also need another case of bars -- and card stock supplies, so I can make more.
Here's my Santa Wrapper Hershey Bar measurements, and my source is now a dead link, but I modified them so I am happy. I figure why not share them here -- and an added bonus, I don't have to worry about misplacing them!
Overall red wrapper: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. If you want to cover the edge (which I tape down), do 5 1/2 x 6. I used Stamping' Up!'s Real Red 12x12, getting four squares out of one sheet.
Score: 1 1/2; 1 3/4; 4; 4 1/4
Santa white coat trim: 1 x 4. I used glitter white card stock that I found on sale in the summer. I will be ordering Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper -- and I think that they will come out even better.
Belt: 1 x 5 1/2. Regular Stamping' Up! Black card stock - and when I ran out, some American Crafts.
Interior belt: 1x1. Same as above.
Gold buckle: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. Stamping' Up!'s Gold Glimmer Paper.
Buttons: 1/2 inch circles (I cut these on my circuit, but you can use a punch instead). Same black card stock. I did cut "real" buttons with holes, but a small round punch will do.
In the past, I have also done bright green elves and had some sickly green card stock and put Grinch faces on them. The link is here.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
I made a fall-themed coffee card for a FB group that I am in: Coffee Loving Papercrafters. I missed the blog hop by one day! One day and a dollar short!
I used Stamping' Ups! Leaflets Framelits Dies with the Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set (stamped with watermark ink) and a coffee cup die. Layered it on burlap and Pumpkin Pie card stock and then added Gold Glitz Dazzling Details, and as soon as it dries, it is off to the mail!
Friday, September 30, 2016
Here's a toast to the halloween host, using Stampin' Up!s "Here's to Cheers" bundle kit and Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper with accents of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper. Loving the bundle -- and next on my list is Christmas-themed set for a December craft class. What cute wine bottles to bring to a Halloween party -- now I just need to go to one ;)